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Taddeo drops out of race for chair of Florida Democrats, backs Allison Tant



Annette Taddeo has dropped her bid for chair of the Florida Democratic Party and has gotten behind Allison Tant, saying "it is clear that she would make a phenomenal Florida Democratic Party chair and unite our party because of her passion for Democratic values that we all share."

"I am overwhelmed by the support I have received from around the state, but at this point in time I need to focus on Miami-Dade County. I have total faith and confidence in Allison as chair of the Florida Democratic Party and fully endorse her in this effort," Taddeo said in a statement released with Tant. "We share a common goal, which is bigger than any one individual, to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.  Together, we will build on the victories of 2012 and keep the party moving forward.”

Said Tant:

“Annette Taddeo is the type of leader that we need right now at the highest levels of the Florida Democratic Party.  She and I will work as partners to continue the fight throughout the state. Annette’s experience with the Obama campaign will be vital to continuing our growth in Hispanic and minority communities. I look forward to working with Annette as part of our leadership team to move the state forward and keep the momentum going.”

[Last modified: Sunday, December 16, 2012 2:11pm]


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